Garden Party Kickoff and Signing of Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Julia Allen for State House District 20

More information about the Tax Protection Pledge from Americans for Tax Reform (ATR).

Representative Bob McDermott Gives “Thumbs Up” to Julia Allen Campaign In House District 20

McDermott Endorses Thumbs Up2

Bob and wife, Utu are joined by Candidate Julia Allen and Campaign Manager, Mike Palcic, at Bob’s gala reelection fund raiser held at Mandalay Restaurant.

Representative Barbara Marumoto endorses Julia for Hawaii State House of Representatives, District 20

Julia Allen and Barbara Marumoto

Julia and Barbara share ideas about the challenges of electoral politics.

Senator Sam Slom Endorses Julia for HD20

Julia & Senator Sam

Julia and Senator Sam Slom at the 2014 State GOP Convention

Julia Allen – Candidate for House of Representatives, District 20


Julia Allen is on the campaign trail this year. She is running for the State House of Representatives seat in District 20 – an area that includes St. Louis Heights, Palolo, Maunalani Heights, Wilhelmina Rise, and Kaimuki.

38th Annual SBH Business & Investment Conference

Julia Allen with State Reps. Gene Ward, Cynthia Thielen and U.S. Senate candidate Cam Cavasso at the Smart Business Hawaii 38th Annual Conference, Ala Moana Hotel, May 13, 2014.

First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu Visits

Julia Allen at the State Capitol, Senate Chambers with Senator Sam Slom and her friends from First Presbyterian Church – Honolulu / Kaneohe. April 30, 2014.

Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Freedomworks' Dick Armey and Julia Allen

Taken shortly after signing the ATR Tax Protection Pledge on January 28, 2010.

Taxpayer Protection Pledge

“I, Julia Allen, pledge to the taxpayers of the 20th House District of the State of Hawaii and to all the people of this state, that I will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

While I am still not listed as to have signing the pledge, I certainly did before a crowd at the January 2010 SBH Sunrise with former Congressman Dick Armey of Freedomworks as my witness. The tax pledge is coordinated in Hawaii by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.

The pledge is a nationwide campaign set by Americans for Tax Reform. From their website:

“In the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, candidates and incumbents solemnly bind themselves to oppose any and all tax increases. While ATR has the role of promoting and monitoring the Pledge, the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is actually made to a candidate’s constituents, who are entitled to know where candidates stand before sending them to the capitol. Since the Pledge is a prerequisite for many voters, it is considered binding as long as an individual holds the office for which he or she signed the Pledge.”

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The Biggest Issue in the State and Our District

The biggest issue is the increased cost of living. Our district has a large elderly population living on a fixed income. Any increase in taxes and fees combined with rising food, transportation, insurance and utility costs, present an overwhelming burden to many of us. The uncertain economy prevents an improvement in business activity and addition of more jobs. We need to reduce taxes and government mandates to make Hawaii more business friendly.